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Renegade Riddims: Decaz

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At just 24, George Haselwanter, aka Decaz, is making waves in the Drum & Bass and Dubstep scenes. He caught the music bug at 12 years old and hasn’t looked back since, diving deep into the world of electronic beats and vibes.

In 2019, Decaz jumped into the DJ game full throttle, bringing a passion that’s infectious. Mixing the best of Drum & Bass’ energetic beats with Dubstep’s mesmerizing sounds, his sets are like a rollercoaster ride of rhythm and groove.

But Decaz isn’t just about spinning tracks; he’s a creative force. He’s the driving force behind Resonate Records, a DJ collective he started with his closest buddies. It’s not just about the music; it’s about the friendships that got him into DJing in the first place. On top of that, he’s carving out his own niche with Empathy Audio, a label all about pushing boundaries while keeping that authentic underground vibe alive.

Inspired by legends like Seba, Alix Perez, and dBridge, Decaz has crafted a style all his own. His gigs have seen him sharing stages with big names like Document One, S.P.Y, and Technimatic, just to name a few. Every gig with these icons fuels his fire and pushes him to keep exploring new sounds.

As Decaz’s journey unfolds, you can bet he’ll keep delivering unforgettable performances. So, hop on board and join him as he continues to make his mark on the local and global underground music scenes.

After working together for what seems like forever, we thought it’s about time Decaz joined our Renegade Riddims series. He joins us today with a brand new, exclusive mix featuring music from artists such as K Sonic, Dub Ten, Zero T, Alix Perez, Monrroe, Ill Truth, Leks, Jam Thieves, Bungle, Yannons and loads more!

Check out the mix below and download it for free here!

Q&A:

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Sum up this mix in 10 words…

Fast Paced, Deep, Dark, Dubplate Pressure, Music from the homies!

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

Hard to Decide, but I really enjoy the Low5 Dub since it’s so unique and funny to play!

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

Music from my best friends and labels I closely work together with! And also the sheer amount of dubs and doubles.

Tell us about your next EP…

I don’t have an EP coming up but I think there will be a free download soonish from myself!

What have you got coming up?

I am currently on my way to launch another project called Soul:Form which is a platform for liquid drum & bass and will be centered around premieres and guest mixes.
Also, I’m playing lots of awesome gigs this summer and we will host some great events again as Resonate and Empathy Audio! And don’t even get me started on the upcoming releases on our label Empathy Audio!

When was the last time you actually raved?

The Last time I raved was when I saw Nu:Logic and Etherwood in Vienna, it was an awesome time!

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?

Support small artists, clubs, labels, whatever! The underground struggles so every track sale, pre-sale ticket and even a story share helps us! And as always, thank you for listening and reading my nonsense! 😀

TRACKLIST:

Low5 – Should Do [Empathy Dub]

Re:growth – Get Close [Empathy Dub]

K SONIC – This Feeling [Empathy]

Rift – Myrkur (Hyroglifics Remix) [Differential]

Dub Ten & Geostatic – ID [Dub]

Zero T – Gimme The Loot [Symmetry]

Acris – Buzzsaw [Empathy]

Jam Thieves – Sinaloa [Symmetry]

Dub Ten – Tazer Face [Flexout Dub]

Alix Perez & DLR – Walk Out ft. Fox [The North Quarter]

Relict – Noxious (Stoic)

Anvo – Mad Talk [Empathy Dub]

K Sonic – Can’t See VIP [Empathy Dub]

Monrroe – Fleeting Love VIP [Dub]

Dub Ten – Ghetto VIP [Empathy Dub]

APOLLO – Right Now [Empathy Dub]

Leks – Skins [Yamatai]

Styke – Outer Space (Melinki Remix) [Differential]

Workforce – Don’t Tell (Part II) [MUST MAKE]

Icarus – No Sleep (Macca Bootleg)

APOLLO – Sunset Stepper [Empathy Dub]

Technimatic – Bristol (Break Remix) [Shogun]

Ill Truth – Taco Disco (Truth Hertz)

K SONIC – Jester [Dub]

Molecular & Lavance – Next Level [Sofa Sound]

Rizzle & Operate – Pleiadians ft. P4V4N [Overview]

Alix Perez – Trinity [1985]

POLLO – Dance With Me [Empathy Dub]

Yannons – Get Close [Transparent]

Re:growth – Magic Mistery [Empathy Dub]

Rift – Pressure [Four Corners]

Total Science, Kublai & Minor Forms – Big Talk [CIA]

Cynical Gene – Spirare (Empathy Dub]

Ill Truth, Creatures & ZeroZero – Knife Slice [Truth Hertz]

Kalane – Northern Monk [Empathy]

con:volute – Go Bag [Empathy]

Cutworx – Moogy Wheels [Yamatai Dub]

Endorphine & Dub Ten – ID [Dub]

Re:growth – Don’t Talk [Empathy Dub]

Bungle – Cocooned [31]

Melysma – We Return [Yamatai Dub]

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